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|Pennsylvania Superior Court Applies Doctrine of Estoppel by Deed in Oil and Gas Context|
James H. McCune; Bowles Rice LLP;
October 22, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014The Pennsylvania Superior Court has applied the doctrine of "estoppel by deed" in a case involving the ownership and leasing of oil and gas.
|Ohio Decision Marks Victory for Oil and Gas Producers|
Robert L. Bays, J. Breckenridge Martin, J. Breton McNab; Bowles Rice LLP;
October 22, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014In an action seeking declaratory judgment as to the leasehold rights for those formations below the Germantown Sand Formation (the "deep rights"), an Ohio court ruled that there was no breach of the implied covenant to reasonably develop or abandonment of the "deep rights" when...
|Petronas Encouraged by Talks with B.C. Premier|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014Petronas issued a press release Tuesday stating that it was “encouraged” by recent talks with British Columbia’s (B.C.) Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman regarding Petronas’s proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) export project on...
|Québec Government and Gaz Métro Partner for LNG|
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014On September 30, 2014, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, jointly with the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and the Minister Responsible for the Northern Plan, Mr. Pierre Arcand, the Minister for Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy, Mr. Jean d’Amour, and...
|Private Investment in Mexican Natural Resources|
José Estandía, Mauricio E. Llamas C., William P.M. Schwind, Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
October 6, 2014, previously published on September 2014A hallmark of the constitutional amendments of December 20, 2013, is the opening of the Mexican oil and gas sector to private participation. The National Hydrocarbons Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos, "CNH") now has the authority and ability to grant licenses and to...
|New Law Requires Cities and Counties to Expedite Their Permitting Processes for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Systems|
Sophie A. Akins, Kelsey R. Blegen; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014A new law imposes requirements on cities and counties regarding permitting for small residential rooftop solar energy systems. Under AB 2188, signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown, cities and counties must adopt ordinances, or amend their current ordinances, to create expedited, streamlined permitting...
|ANP Changes Rules for Royalties on Formation Tests|
Bruno Triani Belchior, Alexandre R. Chequer, Leonardo P. Costa, Victor Galante; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (“ANP”) adopted a new rule for royalties charged on oil and gas produced during well formation tests, pursuant to the ANP Board of Directors Resolution No. 862 dated August 13, 2014.
|Mexican Energy Reform: The Secondary Legislation and its New Business Opportunities|
Nicolas Borda, Hector D. Sanchez Fernandez, Rodrigo Vazquez del Mercado-Rivera; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014On December 20, 2013, the DOF published the amendments to the Mexican Constitution regarding energy matters, which became effective the day after its publication.
|Colorado: Appellate Court Finds in Favor of Natural Gas Company in Sales Tax Exemption Dispute|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014The Court of Appeals of Colorado affirmed a lower court ruling providing that pipelines and fittings located in one of Colorado’s enterprise zones, which are used to gather and deliver natural gas from a taxpayer’s wells to its’ processing facilities, qualify for Colorado’s...
|IRS Clarifies Production Tax Credit Qualification for Renewable and Alternative Energy Facilities|
John C. Crossley; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014With developers in the renewable energy industry racing to complete energy projects across the country by January 1, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published additional guidance to reduce uncertainty regarding the ability of certain projects to qualify for production tax credits...